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What Happened on July 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after defeating Jeremy Hunt in a leadership contest, succeeding Theresa May.
2014 Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers. The wreckage is later found in Mali. All 116 people onboard are killed.
2013 A high-speed train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit at 190 km/h (120 mph), killing 78 passengers.
2012 Syrian civil war: The People's Protection Units (YPG) capture the city of Girkê Legê.
2009 Aria Air Flight 1525 crashes at Mashhad International Airport, killing 16.
2001 The Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos. Eleven civilian and military aircraft are destroyed and 15 are damaged. All 14 commandos are shot dead, while seven soldiers from the Sri Lanka Air Force are killed. In addition, three civilians and an engineer die. This incident slowed the Sri Lankan economy.
1999 Air Fiji flight 121 crashes while en route to Nadi, Fiji, killing all 17 people on board.
1998 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
1987 US supertanker SS Bridgeton collides with mines laid by IRGC causing a 43-square-meter dent in the body of the oil tanker.
1987 Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Crooks became the oldest person to climb Japan's highest peak.
1983 The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
1983 George Brett playing for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
1982 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
1980 The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
1977 End of a four-day-long Libyan–Egyptian War.
1974 Watergate scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1967 During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"); the statement angered the Canadian government and many Anglophone Canadians.
1966 Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
1963 The ship Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.
1959 At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
1950 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
1943 World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes bomb the city by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
1935 The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago and 104 °F (40 °C) in Milwaukee.
1929 The Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, by most leading world powers).
1927 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1924 Themistoklis Sofoulis becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1923 The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.
1922 The draft of the British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; it came into effect on 26 September 1923.
1915 The passenger ship SS Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
1911 Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".
1910 The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
1901 O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio, after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1866 Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to Congress following the American Civil War.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown: Confederate General Jubal Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.
1847 After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
1847 Richard March Hoe, American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.
1712 War of the Spanish Succession: The French under Marshal Villars win a decisive victory over Eugene of Savoy at Denain.
1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and be replaced by her one-year-old son James VI.
1534 French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, strike against a ban on foreign beer.
1412 Behnam Hadloyo becomes Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Mardin.
1411 Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1304 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle: King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
1148 Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
1132 Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
Famous People Born on July 24

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Year Name
1983 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
1821 William Poole, American boxer and gangster (d. 1855)
1981 Nayib Bukele, Salvadoran politician, 46th President of El Salvador
1952 Ian Cairns, Australian surfer
1914 Alan Waddell, Australian walker (d. 2008)
1919 John Winkin, American baseball player, coach, and journalist (d. 2014)
1953 Jon Faddis, American trumpet player, composer, and conductor
1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer and manager
1938 John Sparling, New Zealand cricketer
1864 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (d. 1918)
Famous People Deaths On July 24

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Date Name
1910 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (b. 1841)
1594 John Boste, English martyr and saint (b. 1544)
1908 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran journalist and poet (b. 1867)
2021 Dale Snodgrass, United States Naval Aviator and air show performer (b. 1949)
2017 Harshida Raval, Indian Gujarati playback singer
1980 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (b. 1925)
1986 Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1969 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (b. 1904)
1991 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
759 Oswulf, king of Northumbria